Entry #1718, October 13, 2012
Employing every creative resource you have to throw the best Halloween party gives you a chill, right? Documenting and finding the best solutions to decorate your home for Halloween is a fun activity – from home décor to recipes and drinks, family costumes and Halloween pet costumes, the internet offers plenty of new ideas gathered from all over the world.
This October is dedicated to amazing ideas to give your guests that chill we all look for on the 31st. Distresses cheesecloth, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, witches, spider webs, bats, candles, black cat silhouettes, all of these and more can be used to decorate a very important part of the house – the staircase.
Halloween Stair Decorations
You Tube Video – How to Decorate your Stairs for Halloween
Link to video –> How to Decorate your stairs for Halloween
This space can be exploited in many ways – a themed Halloween party will guide your decorating frenzy, composing a uniform design. Imagine a creepy staircase lined with distressed cheesecloth hanging next to a mummy lying on the stairs; or spider web matched with dark-colored pumpkins, or even a collection of frightful chains promising that the worst is yet to come. Finishing off with carefully placed candles giving that Halloween glow while casting shadows on the walls, your home party will become the best one yet.
A simpler way to decorate is using wall decals – cats, mice, spiders, bats or a broken-down man silhouette creeping up the stairs can become part of a temporary design. Even the walls around can become a landscape of bloody hand prints and blood spatter, reminiscent of our fear of following a trail leading to something horrible for sure.
Pumpkins adorned in any imaginable style – from cute buttons to professional ghostly carvings – can easily be matched with any theme you might have chosen. Try gathering friends and family around a Halloween-carving table and challenging them to design their own creepy vision of this year’s Halloween party – then, display the finished pumpkins on your stairs for everyone to admire.
How about using glow paint to create an alien-like bloodbath running down your staircase? Either break some glow sticks after cracking them to activate their magic or buy glow-in-the-dark paint to offer guests a stunning effect perfect for a minimalist home.
If you are hosting a Halloween Party, the best way of keeping the upstairs off limits is to decorate the staircase with a police tape or Halloween fright tape. Behind this clever decoration, candle clusters or Halloween pumpkins will look hellishly tempting, but social courtesy will have your guests admire without stepping out of bounds. Maybe you can print a ghostly screen you can use at the top of the stairs, adding a not so subtle hint to the boundaries while keeping your decoration in the same theme and closing off the upstairs rooms.
Be sure to use fireproof cloths to avoid any accidents and never leave the candles unsupervised – after all, you don’t want Halloween to become a commemoration of your last Halloween party.
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